| Nov 21, 2012
| 8:50 AM
Record Store Day is a promotional event that happens in the spring, but not to be left out of all the Black Friday-Small Business Saturday hubbub, independent music shops are getting in on the holiday shopping rush.
"Ah, Black Friday," reads a post on...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 9:43 AM
More than $100,000 was raised at the Laguna Playhouse California Dreamin' fundraiser held Nov. 16 at Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa in Dana Point.
Founded in 1920, the Playhouse may be one of the oldest continuously operating theaters on the West...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 4:59 PM
You love at least one album. It is a perfect album that makes your toe tap and your heart sing (your head, too). How can something sound so right from beginning to end? So made just for you? In that melding of melody and verve is an album you feel,...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 4:19 PM
Some vehicles are in a class of their own.
Laguna Beach Rotary Club's ninth annual Classic Car Show on Sunday at the Festival of Arts Grounds and the Village Entrance parking lot featured 188 classics in 30 classes — ranging from antiques to hot...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 10:54 AM
When he decided to put together a home movie about highlights of his dad’s life and career, Denny Tedesco did what a lot of children do at some point in their lives.
What distinguished the product of his efforts from the thousands or millions of...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 8:42 AM
This recent performance, recorded in Phoenix, is a good way to catch the seminal pop music group as it's long been known, since headlines later were made with the announcement that veteran members Brian Wilson, Al Jardine and David Marks were leaving...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 2:40 PM
It is easy nowadays to throw around the word hero.
There are YouTube hero channels, animal heroes, superheroes of all colors — the list is endless.
But have you ever heard of heroes for thinkers? There is such a thing in Laguna Beach.
The My Hero...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 1:15 PM
3.5 stars (out of 4)
The Besnard Lakes’ perfectly, inscrutably named fourth studio album, “Until in Excess, Imperceptible UFO” (Jagjaguwar), opens with a slow-motion avalanche of music. In the tradition of British shoegaze bands such...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 7:45 AM
2 stars (out of 4)
Listen to “Call it Fate, Call it Karma” -- the final song on the Strokes new album, “Comedown Machine” (RCA) -- and it sounds planets removed from the leather-jacketed band of New York City upstarts that made...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 12:26 PM
Pacific Chorale board members selected Laguna Beach City Councilwoman Elizabeth Pearson to head the choral organization, the nonprofit's chairman said Monday.
"The goal was to select a qualified candidate from Orange County," Pacific Chorale Chairman...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 5:19 AM
Gregg Karukas was sitting in his car, waiting to meet someone, watching the afternoon Grammy awards ceremony stream on his iPhone for about 10 minutes, when he found out he won.
Karukas, a Maryland native who will return to the area for a show in March,...